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Vietnamese farmer makes pesticide from herbs Print
Thursday, 06 March 2014 03:31

Last update 09:10 | 28/02/2014

VietNamNet Bridge – A farmer in Hung Yen province has successfully created the pesticide which can kill insects but stays friendly to the environment and humans.

After pouring the black, dense water from a 20-liter can to a small cup and then drinking it in one gulp, Le Van Dao, a farmer in Khoai Chau district of Hung Yen, smiled and said: “If you mix the special water with 0.5 liters of alcohol and some water and then spray your vegetable garden, you can kill all the insects overnight.”

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Better nutrition, better future Print
Thursday, 20 February 2014 01:01
Fri, 24 August 2012

Cambodia's gross domestic product grew by an average of 8.2 per cent between 2000 and 2010, making it the world’s 15th-fastest-growing economy, according to the World Bank.

The Kingdom’s economic performance remains strong – 6.9 per cent growth last year – driven by robust expansion of exports, private investment and consumption.

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And now for the really hard part Print
Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:48
Wed, 19 February 2014

Cambodia has exceeded the Millennium Development Goal poverty target. It is also one of the best performers in poverty reduction worldwide in recent years.

Between 2004 and 2011, in only seven years, the share of people who live in absolute poverty, on less than US$1.15 per day, fell by more than half in Cambodia, from 53.0 per cent to 20.5 per cent. That means that only two out of 10 Cambodians are poor, compared with five back in 2004.

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Is Cambodia getting chunkier ? Print
Friday, 14 February 2014 01:44
Fri, 24 January 2014

Although an Oxfam study released last week claimed Cambodians to be the healthiest eaters in the world, obesity in the Kingdom is on the rise. What are the reasons for this, and how do the figures correlate? Bennett Murray found out.
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China refuses Thai rice, bringing opportunities to Vietnam Print
Thursday, 13 February 2014 01:01

Last update 08:00 | 12/02/2014

VietNamNet Bridge – China, has decided to cancel the contract on importing 1.2 million tons of rice from Thailand. Vietnamese hope they can be the alternative suppliers.

According to Bloomberg, China is one of the biggest Thai rice importers.

The Thai government has been buying rice at high prices from farmers in the subsidy program over the last two years. It now needs to sell the stockpile rice for money to pay farmers.

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Grow your own greens the UPM way Print
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 00:47

07 February 2014| last updated at 12:19AM

KUALA LUMPUR: Urban dwellers now have the opportunity to plant their own vegetables through urban agriculture, a farming initiative introduced by Universiti Putra Malaysia.

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Malaysia is fattest country in South-East Asia Print
Friday, 07 February 2014 06:29

Published: Thursday January 16, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday January 16, 2014 MYT 11:33:01 AM

BY PATRICK LEE

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians, besides being weighed down by obesity and diabetes, according to an Oxfam International report on worldwide food quality, also consumed food of poor nutritional diversity.

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Small is beautiful Print
Friday, 07 February 2014 05:54

DINESH PANDAY

Future of farming

Nepali agriculture is characterized by small-holder, traditional subsistence farming. But recent decline in agricultural production has depressed rural economies and increased hunger and urban migration. A recent study (6th National Agriculture Census, 2011/12) shows that there are 3.831 million farming households in the country. The families that were completely dependent on agriculture in the past are gradually moving away from the sector. Many farmers feel that agriculture alone cannot be their livelihood, and they should have at least one other job to support the family. The out-migration of males from villages across the country has fueled a “feminization of agriculture”: women engagement in agriculture has increased from eight to 19 percent in the last 10 years.

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Cambodia’s rice under fire Print
Thursday, 06 February 2014 04:38
Tue, 4 February 2014

Amid falling local production in Italy, officials there are calling on the European Union to scrap a preferential trade agreement that gives Cambodia’s rice exports duty-free advantages in the global market.

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Criminal law helpless in treating environment crimes Print
Thursday, 06 February 2014 04:31

Last update 09:40 | 03/02/2014

VietNamNet Bridge – The number of environment criminals is on the rise, while criminal prosecution cannot help deter them, according to Major General Nguyen Xuan Ly, Head of the Environment Crime Prevention Police Department.

Ly, when asked about how to treat environment criminals, said the criminals in robbery or murder cases would be executed, while the environment criminals, who kill several people’s generations, would only bear the VND500 million fine. Therefore, the number of environment criminals has been increasing rapidly.

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